I never thought writing would be the niche that made me more available to my children. I had tried everything from garage sales to stuffing envelopes. I even considered a paper route at one time. Anything to keep my youngest son out of daycare. My husband ended up taking responsibility for all of the household finances. He doesn’t make any incredible amount of money, so this was too large of a task for him to do on his own. He needed help. I refused to leave my son in daycare. Too many horror stories about injuries, abuse, and neglect. Every time I considered going back to work, I would become so anxious about leaving my infant son. I knew I couldn’t function at any job this way. But what could I do?
My degree was in nursing, and the last time I looked patients didn’t come to the nurse’s home. So I tried doing a nursing triage website. I just didn’t have enough computer experience to pull it off, and it failed. Then I started selling items online. This didn’t do too badly, but I was running out of things to sell. I needed a new idea. One day my brother, who has worked at home/online for several years, mentioned that I should try writing online. I laughed at him. I hadn’t written in years, since college I think. I listened to him explain about how Associated Content works. It sounded impressive. But that little voice in the back of my head kept saying, “how could it be that easy?” Well, it is that easy. You may not be fully aware of your writing potential, or the amount of needed information you have, from years of experience with certain topics. This information can make you money. You’re in effect, doing a public service. People search online for answers they need, and information you may be able to provide. Now I realize you probably won’t get rich by writing online, but your small income can help with the household finances.
The bottom line is that you will get out of it, what you put into it. I now have the ability to be home with my son everyday. I no longer need to worry about him in the care of others. That alone is worth more than I could put a dollar amount on. I set a writing schedule by the day, to remain flexible for my son. My minimum goal is two articles a day and my maximum is six. Even on my worst day I seem to be able to get two articles submitted. Even if you make $10.00 a day, at the end of the week that is $70.00. So at worst your additional monthly income would be $280.00. That’s better than not working at all. Like I said, if you schedule time to do more, then your monthly income would increase accordingly. You set the pace, and decide how much you want to make.
The best part is the flexibility, since you are your own boss. Do you need to take your little one to the doctor, no problem. Need a day off, no problem. You can even double up your work in one day, to take off the next day. The sky is the limit when you are writing for AC. You can be a productive career woman and a great mother, without having to sacrifice one for the other. I don’t know any other career that allows me this freedom.